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La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival: Gerald Casel Dance presents "Not About Race Dance"

La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival: Gerald Casel Dance presents "Not About Race Dance"


La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club


La Ellen Stewart Theatre @ La MaMa
66 E 4th St
New York, NY


Friday, April 22, 2022 - 7:00pm daily through April 23, 2022
Sunday, April 24, 2022 - 2:00pm daily through April 23, 2022



La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

Gerald Casel Dance

Not About Race Dance (New York Premiere)

Friday and Saturday, April 22–23, at 7pm; Sunday, April 24, at 2pm

Ellen Stewart Theatre

Dance artist and equity activator Gerald Casel will present Not About Race Dance, a collaborative, choreographic response to the racial politics of US postmodern dance. Despite postmodernism’s popularity, its racial dynamics have gone largely unacknowledged. In Not About Race Dance, Casel and his collaborators occupy a space that has been historically defined by white artists to present a contrasting vision of where Black and Brown bodies belong. When the work premiered this past December, the Fjord Review said that the dancers were “intensely present and riveting…reclaiming the literal and sociological ‘white space’ of postmodern dancing in episodes that are vulnerable, cathartic, clever, and delivered with compelling rigor.” Concept and direction by Gerald Casel. Performed by Casel, Styles Alexander, Audrey Johnson, Karla Quintero, and Cauveri Suresh. Live sound design by Tim Russell, lighting and media design by Aron Altmark, dramaturgy by Rebecca Chaleff. 

Not About Race Dance was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Audrey Johnson and Styles Alexander (on screen) in "Not About Race Dance"; photo by Robbie Sweeny

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